Mark Kelly

NASA’S LANDMARK TWIN STUDY REVEALS RESILIENCE OF HUMAN BODY IN SPACE

Results from NASA’s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published this past week in Science. The integrated paper — encompassing work from 10 research teams — reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body adapted to — and recovered from — the extreme environment of space. The Twins […]

CHANGE IN ASTRONAUT’S GUT BACTERIA ATTRIBUTED TO SPACEFLIGHT

Northwestern University researchers studying the gut bacteria of Scott and Mark Kelly, NASA astronauts and identical twin brothers, as part of a unique human study have found that changes to certain gut “bugs” occur in space. The Northwestern team is one of 10 NASA-funded research groups studying the Kelly twins to learn how living in […]

HOW STRESSFUL WILL A TRIP TO MARS BE ON THE HUMAN BODY?

Preliminary research results for the NASA Twins Study debuted at NASA’s Human Research Program’s annual Investigators’ Workshop in Galveston, Texas the week of January 23. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned home last March after nearly one year in space living on the International Space Station. His identical twin brother, Mark, remained on Earth. Researchers found […]

CAPTAIN SCOTT KELLY TO RETURN TO CRYSTAL ABOARD PERSIAN GULF VOYAGE

Following an acclaimed appearance aboard Crystal Serenity this summer, one of the United States’ most notable figures will rejoin Crystal’s travel savvy guests to share his inspiring stories, this time aboard the company’s 62-guest super yacht. NASA Astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will join Crystal Esprit’s December 13, sailing round-trip from Dubai, ready to regale travelers […]

NASA RELEASES ‘OMICS: ADVANCING PERSONALIZED MEDICINE FROM SPACE TO EARTH’

NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is releasing the video “Omics: Advancing Personalized Medicine from Space to Earth”, to highlight its Twins Study, coinciding with National Twins Days. This is the last video in a series of eight which explores space through you by using omics to look more closely at the unique health of an […]

KELLY BROTHERS TO MAKE LANDMARK APPEARANCE ON CRYSTAL SERENITY CRUISE

Aboard what will certainly be one truly momentous sailing, three of the United States’ most groundbreaking figures will share their inspiring stories with Crystal’s savvy globetrotting guests. NASA Astronaut Captains Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly, along with Mark’s wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will make their first-ever appearance together as guest lecturers aboard Crystal Serenity’s […]

SCOTT KELLY BECOMES U.S. ASTRONAUT TO SPEND THE MOST TIME LIVING IN SPACE

Just before the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut and commander of the current Expedition 45 crew, Scott Kelly, is breaking spaceflight records. On Friday, October 16, Kelly spent his 383rd day living in space, surpassing U.S. astronaut Mike Fincke’s record of 382 cumulative days. Breaking such a […]

AN ORANGE A DAY KEEPS SCURVY AWAY

Centuries ago, ships often sailed with crews numbering in the hundreds returning with tens. Cause of death: Scurvy – a severe depletion of Vitamin C. Today’s explorers cross miles of space with no hope of finding an island with food and nutrients along the way. All nutritional needs must be met aboard. “Nutrition is vital […]

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